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Test Code ARETIC Reticulin Antibodies, Serum

Reporting Name

Reticulin Abs, S

Useful For

Investigation of celiac disease (CD)


Reticulin antibodies are not useful in the diagnosis of CD. See Advisory Information.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Advisory Information

Reticulin antibodies are not useful in the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). For evaluation of patients suspected of CD or dermatitis herpetiformis Mayo Clinic recommends ordering 1 of the following:

-TTGA / Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgA, Serum

-EMA / Endomysial Antibodies (IgA), Serum

Specimen Required


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values


If positive, results are titered.


Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; 11 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


86256 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RTA Reticulin Abs, S 57414-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9275 Reticulin Abs, S 57414-5

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis


Gross lipemia


Gross icterus


Method Name

Indirect Immunofluorescence


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Secondary ID